A whopping 17 films are reviewed this week by the New York Times, which customarily surveys new movies opening in local theaters. "Hanna" looks interesting and I'm hearing good things. "Meek's Cutoff" has had a terrific fest run. "To Die Like a Man" is terrific. I'm rather intrigued by "Blank City" despite missing it during the Tribeca fest two years ago.
But, there's just one new movie I really want to see this weekend. Robert Greene's "Kati With an I," a doc that I heard about after last year's True/False Film Fest. I've been wanting to catch the Gotham Award nominee for a very long time. Described as "an intimate documentary portrait of Kati, a teenage girl in Alabama, about to graduate high school. The film captures her moment-by-moment emotional transformation over the course of three tumultuous days that leave her future in doubt." It is opening way uptown at the cool Maysles Cinema in Harlem.
After the jump, the daunting list of new movies in NYC this weekend:
"Hanna," directed by Joe Wright (Focus Features)
"Meek's Cutoff," directed by Kelly Reichardt (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
"Arthur," directed by Jason Winer (Warner Bros)
"Your Highness," directed by David Gordon Green (Universal Pictures)
"Henry's Crime," directed by Malcolm Venville (Moving Pictures Film and Television)
"To Die Like a Man," directed by João Pedro Rodrigues (Strand Releasing)
"Blank City," directed by Celine Danhier (Insurgent Media)
"Ceremony," directed by Max Winkler (Magnolia Pictures)
"American: The Bill Hicks Story," directed by Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas (Variance Films)
"Meet Monica Velour," directed by Keith Bearden (Anchor Bay Films)
"The Family Jams," directed by Kevin Barker (Factory 25)
"Born To Be Wild 3D," directed by David Lickley (Warner Bros)
"Kati With an I," directed by Robert Greene (4th Row Films)
"Soul Surfer," directed by Sean McNamara (TriStar and Film District)
"Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer," directed by Norris J. Chumley (Magnetic Arts and Passion River Films)
"The Elephant in the Living Room," directed by Michael Webber (Edify Media)
"Meeting Spencer," directed by Malcolm Mowbray (Paladin and Orbit Pictures)
Image from "Kati With an I" courtesy 4th Row Films.